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Old 08-25-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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Have a PT wooden deck with solid color stain. Would like to strip it and go with a transparent stain. What are chances of success? I was told by an experienced painter that he's never seen this work successfully, no matter what stripping agents are used. Once sealed by the solid color satin, it's almost impossible to 'unseal' and clean the wood so that it will accept the new stain. Comments?
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If it were me I would first use an agressive stripper like aircraft remover, I'd follow with the best wood bleach that I could find. I'd be willing to do this twice. If the stripper removes everything on the first pass and the bleach does too, stop and proceed to YOUR finish. A good process like Snappy Nu Teak can work wonders.
Work a sample area first to check it out.
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:15 PM   #3
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Can anyone recommend a good quality deck stain, semi transparent for a PT and Cedar deck. Was looking at the Flood product the other day, it is quite expensive, is it worth the money.
I live in the northeast, cold winters, plenty of the white stuff.
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A good rule of thumb is that you get what you pay for, don't expect much from cheap products. Flood is a good product and if applied properly should last about 3 yrs.
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I've always had success with the Cabot brand of wood stains.
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:20 PM   #6
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Handiandi,
I would heed the professional painters advice. I don't believe you could do the job yourself and get 100% satisfaction; it would be more like 50%. A professional might get 75%. Pressure treated wood changes and forms either convex or concave shapes and develops cracks after about 1-1/2 seasons. Trying to sand this down or using chemical strippers with the intention of putting down a new like finish using a transparent stain is in my opinion, foolhardy. Its a lot of work just to make the preparations to use another solid color stain.
My advice would be to repair and restain the troublesome areas using the same stain and add a light coat to the rest of the deck.
My PT deck lasted about 2 years that had a transparent stain. All the elements including the sun did enough damage to make me change my mind forever about using transparent stains. There is too much maintenance on maintaining the appearance of the deck you seek. Have you given it some thought about the new type of wood composites to use for decking? They are maintenance free. A bit expensive the last time I checked. But check it out anyway.
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